The Strategic Framework (SF) for Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia is a high-level conceptual framework that aims to guide city authorities and other decision makers in policy and investment decisions related to urban transport systems in Asia.
The SF was developed as part of the Partnership for Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia (PSUTA). The Partnership for Sustainable Urban Transport (PSUTA) was established by the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) to promote the development of sustainable transport solutions for Asian cities. The partners include Asian Development Bank (ADB); EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Center for Transport and the Environment; and the three cities of Hanoi, Vietnam; Pune, India; and Xi’an, China. It was financed by a grant from the Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency (Sida) through ADB funds from Shell Foundation through EMBARQ; and contributions from governments of Hanoi, Pune, and Xi’an City.
To prepare the SF, an international brainstorming workshop was conducted in Hanoi, Vietnam in September 2004 with 30 experts from government, private sector, academe, civil society and development agencies. A first outline of the SF was presented and discussed at the Better Air Quality Workshop (BAQ 2004) in December 2004 at Agra, India. A selected number of country and city consultations were also conducted from May – August 2005. The final draft was presented at the Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Conference in Nagoya, Japan on August 2005.